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'''William James Glackens''' (March 13, 1870 – May 22, 1938) was an American Realism (art)|realist Painting|painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art. He is also known for his work in helping Albert C. Barnes to acquire the European paintings that form the nucleus of the famed Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.Colin B. Bailey, "The Origins of the Barnes Collection" in ''The World of William Glackens: The C. Richard Hilker Art Lectures'' (New York: Sansum Foundation, 2011), pp. 41-75. His dark-hued, vibrantly painted street scenes and depictions of daily life in pre-WW I New York and Paris first established his reputation as a major artist. His later work was brighter in tone and showed the strong influence of Pierre-Auguste Renoir|Renoir. During much of his career as a painter, Glackens also worked as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines in Philadelphia and New York City.
Imagesize| caption = William Glackens, circa 1915
Birth name| birth_date = {{Birth date|1870|03|13}}
Birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Death date{{Death date and age|1938|05|22|1870|03|13}}
Death placeWestport, Connecticut
FieldPainting, Etching, Drawing, Murals
TrainingPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
MovementAmerican realism
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